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Dimitrios Diamantaras
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People recover better from serious brain injuries if they've had more formal education, researchers say. They're not sure why book learning promotes cognitive reserve.
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I've known humans who couldn't figure that out!
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"Towards An Uncertain Future..." by Marco Gaiotti:
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More polar bears today than in a hundred years, and this particular polar bear, like all other polar bears, swim 60 miles a day. 
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I shall return with a tripod next time, and my 35mm!

#TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  Curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza  , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson
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The #DailyProverbPoster is a follow-up on yesterday's snake-eat-snake saying! :-)
The smaller the lizard, the greater its hope of becoming a crocodile.
It's an Ethiopian proverb. Details here:
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Maybe we should start to change the world a bit at time
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Associate Professor of Economics
Public economics, social choice theory, microeconomics, game theory, mathematical economics, economics of networks.
  • Temple University
    Associate Professor of Economics, present
  • Temple University
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Pennsylvania, USA
Athens, Greece - Athens, Greece; Rochester, New York, USA; Philadelphia, Penssylvania, USA
Economic theorist, lover of song and opera, web fiddler, amateur computer programmer
US naturalized citizen, originally from Greece. Economics professor, vocal music devotee, computer programming self-learner.

On Google+, according to my own actual recent practice, I like to share funny or just quirky items others post, techie items of interest, economics news with some commentary, technology items, and photos from others' posts. I have also started posting meatier updates on economics, technology, and my beloved Lyric Fest, a group that connects people through song in the greater Philadelphia area (see

While talking about my posting practice on Google+, I also would love you to follow this link to an excellent essay on how to be a good online commenter, by John Scalzi:
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Some of the most wonderful people in the world call me a friend; I survived 4 years in the Rochester, NY weather; I have performed several times with the Philadelphia Orchestra as a chorus member (of the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia).
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
    Economics, 1976 - 1981
  • Athens University of Economics
    Economics, 1981 - 1983
  • University of Rochester
    Economics, 1984 - 1988
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No, France Did Not Just Ban Workers From Answering Emails After 6 P.M.

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Are computers coming up with answers we cannot understand?

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Children Have to Worry About Identity Theft, Too

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mind games

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A touch too late: iPad Office lost the race to the cloud

Op-ed: After Office for iPad's many delays, one tablet user found Google's warm arms.

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Books are for (Re)Use | Inside Higher Ed

Back in January, I invited faculty to take a survey to get faculty perspectives as a group of libraries considers whether to start an open a

Genomics, Medicine, and Pseudoscience: Why Google Flu is a failure: the ...

It seemed like such a good idea at the time. People with the flu (the influenza virus, that is) will probably go online to find out how to t

Stumbling and Mumbling: Ideology & behavioural economics

Tim Harford's brilliant essay on behavioural economics highlights an ideological bias in the way the subject is used. What I mean is that he


“WHY most published research findings are false” is not, as the title of an academic paper, likely to win friends in the ivory tower. But it

A Wedding in Intensive Care

Doctors often share their patients’ sorrow, but rarely their joys.